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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bill Krenz
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Writer: Bill Krenz Performer: Bill Krenz Piano Solo With Rhythm Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Morris Lane; Bennie Benjamin; Eddie Seiler; Sol Marcus; Eddie Durham
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Performer: Morris Lane Writer: Bennie Benjamin; Eddie Seiler; Sol Marcus; Eddie Durham Tenor Sax Solo With Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood,...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Woody Herman And His Orchestra; Woody Herman; Gordon Jenkins; Joe Bishop
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Performer: Woody Herman And His Orchestra; Woody Herman Writer: Gordon Jenkins; Joe Bishop Fox Trot; Vocal Chorus. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bill Krenz; Gene Austin; Roy Bergere
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Performer: Bill Krenz Writer: Roy Bergere; Gene Austin Piano Solo With Rhythm Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Neal Hefti And His Orchestra; Frances Wayne; Lew Brown; Billy Rose; Ray Henderson
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Performer: Neal Hefti And His Orchestra; Frances Wayne Writer: Lew Brown; Billy Rose; Ray Henderson Fox Trot Vocal With Trio And Orchestra. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bob Crosby And His Orchestra; William H. Tyers
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Performer: Bob Crosby And His Orchestra Writer: William H. Tyers Fox Trot. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Morris Lane; Lionel Hampton; Sonny Burke
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Performer: Morris Lane Writer: Lionel Hampton; Sonny Burke Tenor Sax Solo With Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Morris Lane; Malneck; Signorelli; Parish
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Performer: Morris Lane Writer: Malneck; Signorelli; Parish Tenor Sax Solo with Rhythm Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Woody Herman And His Orchestra; James A. Noble
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Performer: Woody Herman And His Orchestra Writer: James A. Noble Blues Fox Trot. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Neal Hefti and his Orchestra; Neal Hefti
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Performer: Neal Hefti and his Orchestra Writer: Neal Hefti Instrumental; From Album "Swingin' On Coral Reef". Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Marvin Wright And His Quartet; Allan Reuss
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Performer: Marvin Wright And His Quartet Writer: Allan Reuss Boogie Woogie Fox Trot. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Morris Lane; George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin
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Performer: Morris Lane Writer: George Gershwin; Ira Gershwin Tenor Sax Solo with Rhythm Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Woody Herman and his Orchestra; Woody Herman; Gordon Jenkins; Joe Bishop
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Performer: Woody Herman Writer: Joe Bishop Fox trot; Vocal chorus. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -18.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Marvin Wright
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Performer: Marvin Wright Piano solo With Drums; Based On Turkish March By Mozart. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Woody Herman and his Orchestra; James A. Noble
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Performer: Woody Herman and his Orchestra Writer: James A. Noble Blues Fox Trot. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -18.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Blues
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Wingy Manone; Harry Warren; Mack Gordon
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Performer: Wingy Manone Writer: Harry Warren; Mack Gordon Vocal with Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Wingy Manone
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Performer: Wingy Manone Writer: Wingy Manone Vocal with Instrumental Accompaniment. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Dick Sanford; Sammy Mysels; Chuck Murphy; Pee Wee Erwin's Dixieland Band
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Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with RIAA. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more friendly filename....
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Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Dixieland
Source: 78